A new approach to rock slope stability – a probability classification (SSPC)

@article{Hack2003ANA,
  title={A new approach to rock slope stability – a probability classification (SSPC)},
  author={Robert Hack and David George Price and N. Rengers},
  journal={Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment},
  year={2003},
  volume={62},
  pages={167-184}
}
Abstract. The newly developed system presented in this paper is based on a three-step approach and on the probabilistic assessment of independently different failure mechanisms in a slope. First, the scheme classifies rock mass parameters in one or more exposures and allowance is made for weathering and excavation disturbance. This gives values for the parameters of importance to the mechanical behaviour of a slope in an imaginary, unweathered and undisturbed 'reference' rock mass. The third… 
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